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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3u2kSgpD0Y. Group 1: Caitlin Fagan Cole Johnson Jaylene Vivatson Alonzoe Acevedo Vince Rodriguz. History . ACLU created between 1919-1920 Established during the Northern Ghetto (1915-1968) Following WW1

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American civil liberties union aclu http www youtube com watch v h3u2ksgpd0y

American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3u2kSgpD0Y

Group 1:

Caitlin Fagan

Cole Johnson

Jaylene Vivatson

Alonzoe Acevedo

Vince Rodriguz


History

History

  • ACLU created between 1919-1920

  • Established during the Northern Ghetto (1915-1968)

  • Following WW1

    • Fear that the Communist Revolution that had taken place in Russia would spread to the United States

  • Thousands of people without warrants


School to prison pipeline

School-to-Prison Pipeline

  • Social Issues – Racism & Classism

  • Racism –Children of color (mainly African Americans) were pushed out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice system

  • Classism- most of the children had learning disabilities or histories of poverty

  • Zero-Tolerance Policy- Children that would commit minor infractions would not be handled by the school principals but instead the police would be involved


Your social activist organization

Your Social Activist Organization

  • Doing Today

    • Try to reform Zero-Tolerance Policies so that the students are not set up for failure

  • President & Members

    • Susan N. Herman

    • Elected in 2008

    • 890,000 members within entire group

  • Moment in the 21st century

    • Hearing of ending School-to-Prison Pipeline

    • December 12th, 2012

  • What is your social activist organization doing today?

    • Campaign – Defending Targets of Discrimination within the Racial Justice Program November 17th, 2006


Concluding remarks

Concluding Remarks

  • Operating Institutional Privilege as a Larger Social Force

    • Prisoners’ Rights

    • Constitution, domestic law, and international human right principles

    • “Incarcerated population, especially among people of color, the mentally ill, and other vulnerable populations; ending cruel, inhuman, and degrading conditions of confinement; increasing public accountability and transparency of jails, prisons, and other places of detention; and expanding prisoners’ freedom of religion, expression, and association” –ACLU


Where is this organization going today

Where is this organization going today?

  • Currently trying to change laws of Zero-Tolerance Policy

  • 14 year old Kyle Thompson

  • Hit-list note

  • Handcuffed and expelled from all state public schools for a year

  • Change from imprisoning young students to prioritizing education


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